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There are 8 ways to get from Malawi to South Africa by plane, bus or car

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Fly Blantyre to Johannesburg  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Blantyre (BLZ) to Johannesburg (JNB) BLZ - JNB

$199 - $423

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Bus  •  24 h

  1. Take the bus from Blantyre to Johannesburg

$60

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Fly Lilongwe to Johannesburg  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Lilongwe (LLW) to Johannesburg (JNB) LLW - JNB

$199 - $445

Fly Blantyre to Pietermaritzburg  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Blantyre (BLZ) to Pietermaritzburg (PZB) BLZ - PZB

$295 - $857

Fly Blantyre to Port Elizabeth  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Blantyre (BLZ) to Port Elizabeth (PLZ) BLZ - PLZ

$346 - $1,007

Fly Blantyre to Durban  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Blantyre (BLZ) to Durban (DUR) BLZ - DUR

$272 - $792

Fly Blantyre to East London  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Blantyre (BLZ) to East London (ELS) BLZ - ELS

$270 - $812

Drive  •  19 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Blantyre to Johannesburg 1067.1 miles

$170 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Malawi to South Africa is to bus which costs $60 and takes 24 h.

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The quickest way to get from Malawi to South Africa is to fly which costs $190 - $430 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Blantyre and arriving at Johannesburg. Services depart once a week, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 24 h.

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The distance between Malawi and South Africa is 1960 km. The road distance is 1707.3 km.

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The best way to get from Malawi to South Africa without a car is to bus which takes 24 h and costs $60.

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It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from Malawi to South Africa, including transfers.

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Malawi to South Africa bus services, operated by JR Choeu Express & Coaches, depart from Blantyre station.

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The best way to get from Malawi to South Africa is to fly which takes 2 h 46 min and costs $190 - $430. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $60 and takes 24 h.

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The quickest flight from Blantyre Airport to Johannesburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 15 min.

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Malawi to South Africa bus services, operated by JR Choeu Express & Coaches, arrive at Johannesburg station.

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Map of how to get from Malawi to South Africa.
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  • Distance: 1225 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 46 min

What companies run services between Malawi and South Africa?

South African Airways and Ethiopian Airlines fly from Blantyre to Benoni once daily. Alternatively, JR Choeu Express & Coaches operates a bus from Blantyre to Johannesburg once a week. Tickets cost $60 and the journey takes 24 h. Premier BUS Services also services this route once a week.

Airlines
South African Airways
Website
flysaa.com
Flights from Blantyre to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $470
Flights from Lilongwe to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Blantyre to Pietermaritzburg via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Blantyre to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Blantyre to Durban via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Blantyre to Durban via Johannesburg, Capetown
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,600
Flights from Blantyre to East London via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Blantyre to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Blantyre to Durban via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Blantyre to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,000
Safair
Website
flysafair.co.za
Flights from Blantyre to Durban via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Flights from Blantyre to East London via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Comair
Website
comair.co.za
Flights from Blantyre to East London via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $800
Bus operators
JR Choeu Express & Coaches
Phone
(011) 026 - 8800/8805
Email
info@jrchoeu.com
Website
instantonline.co.za
Bus from Blantyre to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
instantonline.co.za
Premier BUS Services
Phone
0999 464 273
Email
premierbusez@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Blantyre to Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
29 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
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Yes, the driving distance between Malawi to South Africa is 1707 km. It takes approximately 19 h 37 min to drive from Malawi to South Africa.

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South African Airways and Ethiopian Airlines offer flights from Blantyre Airport to Johannesburg Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in South Africa. Prices start at $34 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Malawi to Blantyre Airport is to drive which takes 16 min and costs $1 - $3.

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